Stanaway Family History

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Stanaway Name Meaning

Possibly a variant form of English Stanway, a habitational name from any of the places called Stanaway, in Essex, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, and Shropshire, all named with Old English stan ‘stone’ + weg ‘track’, ‘road’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Stanley, Attaway, Gannaway, Steinway, Staley, Stanaland, Caraway

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Stanaway Family Origin

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Stanaway Family Occupations

What did your Stanaway ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Stanaway family was Brewer. The most common Stanaway occupation in the UK was Copper Miner. 12% of Stanaway's were Copper Miners. Copper Miner, (Ag) Waggoner and Baker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Stanaway.

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  • Copper Miner

  • (Ag) Waggoner

  • Baker

  • Brewer


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Stanaway ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Stanaway Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Stanaway. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stanaway census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 484 immigration records available for the last name Stanaway. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 473 military records available for the last name Stanaway. For the veterans among your Stanaway ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Stanaway Life Expectancy

What is the average Stanaway lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Stanaway life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Stanaway in 1960 was 53, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Stanaway

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Stanaway ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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